An Ohio firefighter and Marine Corps veteran died suddenly last week.
Joshua Fanti, 32, died suddenly at Tripoint Medical Center, ER in Concord Township on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
No details have been released on the cause of death.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of one of our own. Firefighter Joshua Fanti passed away unexpectedly early this morning,” the Thompson Fire Department said in a Facebook post.
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According to the statement, Fanti recently joined to the Montville Fire Department after nearly four years with the Thompson Fire Department. They describe him as a “true public servant.”
“A US Marine veteran, Joshua served on Thompson Fire for nearly 4 years and recently joined Montville Fire. Joshua was a true public servant and his service will not be forgotten. Our condolences go out to all of his family and friends. We will update with funeral arrangements when they become available,” the post continued.
Montville Fire Rescue released a statement saying, “It is with the heaviest heart we mourn the unexpected loss of Thompson and Montville firefighter Joshua Fanti. We’re truly shocked to learn of his sudden passing. Please keep his family, friends, and fire family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Courtney Fanti, Fanti’s devoted wife, shared a heartfelt tribute to her late husband.
“Last night, we lost an amazing man, father, brother, husband, and son. Josh was always the life of the party and could make anyone laugh. I had the pleasure of being with him for six-plus years. We had so many amazing memories together and brought a beautiful son into the world his laugh and smile were so contagious,” Courtney Fanti wrote.
“He was a very hard-working man, firefighter, veteran, and loved his Jeeps like no other. He always made sure everyone around him was taken care of. I will always make sure everyone knew how amazing of a guy Josh was.”
She added that their son Case “will know everything about you and share the same interest as you, I can tell already he will love Jeeps. I could go on and on about how amazing he was. Everyone knew it.”
“Case will never forget who his father was. We had our ups and downs but I could always rely on him for anything I needed. I love you forever Joshua Aaron Fanti, please watch over our beautiful son. I’m so blessed to have known you and loved you, you’re at peace now Joshua Fanti,” she added.
Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Thompson on Monday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m.